The 49ers will play in next weekend’s UC Irvine Invitational starting Saturday. SoftballUC Santa Barbara 9, 49ers 6; Nevada 7, 49ers 5 The 49ers (1-6) fell twice in the Softball by the Beach Invitational at UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos reached LBSU starter Lacy Tyler (0-4) for six runs – four earned – in a third of an inning before Kelly Cross relieved and finished the game. Tisha Duran went 3 for 4 with four RBI for UCSB. Kourtnee Gervasi homered and had three RBI for LBSU, and Jessica Beaver and Panita Thanatharn each had two hits. Against Nevada, Bridgett Pagano (2-2) tossed a complete game for LBSU, allowing 10 hits. Brianna Goad went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the 49ers, while Beaver went 3 for 4, Tyler went 2 for 3 and Janelle Zuniga went 2 for 3. The 49ers continue play at the tourney today, taking on Northern Colorado at 11:30 a.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 49ers next play Friday, at UNLV. Water poloHawaii 11, 49ers 9 Kelly Mason scored five goals to lead the fourth-ranked Wahine (5-3, 3-1) over the 12th-ranked 49ers (3-2, 0-1) in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game in Honolulu. The 49ers were even at 4 at halftime and were tied at 8 early in the fourth quarter before Hawaii pulled away. Rachelle Denaro led the 49ers with three goals, and Megan Winchell netted two. Goalie Kim Hayes made six saves. The Long Beach State women’s tennis team won its fifth consecutive matchup in convincing fashion Saturday, beating UC Riverside 7-0 at the 49er Campus Courts. The 27th-ranked 49ers (5-1) won all six singles matches and all three doubles matches from the Highlanders (4-3). In singles, the 49ers won 12 of 13 sets. At No. 1 singles, LBSU’s Hannah Grady beat UCR’s Erynne Oki 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. The other five straight-set wins included a 6-1, 6-1 win by Emmanuelle Tabatruong at No. 4. The other winners were Stephanie Bengson, Jessica Weeks, Rachael Porsz and Denise Liebschner. In doubles, the winning duos were Grady and Weeks, Bengson and Porsz, and Tabatruong and Sandra Rocha.